Horse Training

Non-Violence

by never using pain or force

Trust

is gained by being fair and consistent

Choice

for the horse, allows him to learn intrinsically, which is better and longer lasting!

Leadership

As a herd animal, the horse requires strong leadership in a positive way. Not providing that leadership is the cause of a lot of common problems people have with their horses

Communication

and interaction by using the horse’s own body language

training of horses with behavioural problems

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preparatory training of foals

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gentling wild horses

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special donkey training

Training according to the horses Ethology and Cognition

and using Learning Theories appropriately:

Progressive desensitization and Sensitization, Shaping, Timing, Habituation,

 Operant- and Classical conditioning; Positive- and Negative Consequence, Reward, Release of pressure. 

I always take as my starting point the world and language of the horse. I try to ‘read’ the body language of the horse so that I can determine its possibilities, talents, stumbling blocks or traumas. By establishing a natural, totally nonviolent dominance, I give the horse the chance to trust me. Only then can I motivate the horse to work with me. Training in such a way results in horses that are attentive, respectful, willing, and interested in their work. Before starting any work possible physical problems are traced and solved in cooperation with the veterinary, dentist and the blacksmith.

– Linde Timmermans

Training Packages

First training

of the foal and gentling semi-wild horses and wild horses from natural reserves

 

  • Gentling
  • Haltering
  • First leading
  • Desensitizing
  • Picking up the feet
  • Good manners
  • Long-lining
  • loading
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Remedial Horse

Possible issues include:

 

  •  Bucking
  •  Rearing
  •  Kicking
  •  Farrier issues
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Spooky/nervous
  • Barging
  • Mounting issues
  • Non loading
  • Lack of manners
  • Biting
  • Difficult to catch
  • Head shy
  • Water fear
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Starters

Starting of the young horse

 

  • Gentling
  • Long-lining
  • First rider, saddle and bit
  • Correctly and fluently ridden
  • Picking up the feed/
  • Preparation for the farrier
  • Loading on the trailer
  • Desensitizing
  • Going into traffic
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